This work is from the 'brownwork' series
Private collection, Sydney
Another from this edition was exhibited at
'brownwork', Annandale Galleries, Sydney, 1998
NASA - Kennedy Space Centre #1 (photographed 1998-1999; printed 2001), from the brownwork series is a panoramic vista that deals with the interface between landscape and technology. Flight and speed and their associated technologies have remained a consistent thematic concern in Laing's body of work. Her desire to understand the mechanics of flight led her to undertake research projects with Qantas airlines and with NASA. This work is a result of the research she undertook at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA.
Directly after this series of works came her renowned and greatly collected Flight Research series in which a bride embarks upon her own flight.
This technically mastered photograph is more documentary in nature than some of Laing's more performative staged interventions that can seem more metaphorical than literal. The photograph is a C-print, in which the color dyes are added chemically during the developing creating a glossy, film-like, intensely colored panorama.